Tis the season…I LOVE this time of year! Yes, I’m one of those crazy lunatics that loves to decorate the house top to bottom, play holiday music every chance I get (and successfully drive my hubby crazy), shop til I drop, and bake to my heart’s content for family and friends.
Linzer Sables are a perfect seasonal choice for this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie. Selected by Noskos of Living The Life, these darling looking cookie gems are tender, nutty and so flavorful.I followed the recipe as written, with hazelnuts as my ground nut choice. I would definitely recommend freezing the rolled sheets of cookie dough before cutting, as the dough is really sticky and tough to work with otherwise. To get a nice golden brown color, I reduced the baking time to 9 minutes; at the recommended 11-13 minutes, the cookies were a bit well done.
I sandwiched the cookies with dollops of raspberry and blackberry jams. Dorie Greenspan’s suggestion for a chocolate filling sounded divine (hazelnuts & chocolate — how can you go wrong!), and I’ll definitely keep that in mind for the next time.
This was the perfect recipe to kick off the holiday baking season. This was just a warm up — I have quite the variety of cookies to make this month, and I definitely be sharing them with you in future posts.